PhD Defenses

Past PhD Defenses

Name Department Announcement Date Time Location
Amanda Charris-Hernandez Electrical and Computer Engineering Toward the Rapid Growth of High-Quality, Polycrystalline Rimless, and Large Area Single Crystal Diamond Substrates Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 3:30pm Room C103 Engineering Research Complex
Mohammad Rawhi Rawashdeh Electrical and Computer Engineering A Computational Investigation for Two-Dimensional Eddy Current Testing Problems Using Subregion Finite Element Method Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:30am 2219 Engineering Building
Emily Elizabeth Wrenbeck Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Deep Sequencing Driven Protein Engineering: New Methods and Applications in Studying the Constraints of Functional Enzyme Evolution Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:30am 3540 Engineering Building
Marisel Villafañe-Delgado Electrical and Computer Engineering Assessment of Functional Connectivity in the Human Brain: Multivariate and Graph Signal Processing Methods Monday, August 14, 2017 - 1:00pm 2219 Engineering Building
Anna Song Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Preparation of Functional Biodegradable Composite Polymeric Micro-/Nano-Particles for Biomedical Applications Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 1:30pm 3540 Engineering Building
Jacob Dillon Crowe Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Investigation of Plant Cell Wall Properties: a Study of Contributions from the Nanoscale to the Macroscale Impacting Cell Wall Recalcitrance Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Emad Zahedi Computer Science and Engineering Distance Preserving Graphs Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 11:00am C304 Wells Hall
Margaret Young Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Transparent Multijunction Organic Photovoltaics Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Yogendra Hemant Kanitkar Civil and Environmental Engineering Development and Application of a Rapid, User-Friendly and Inexpensive Method to Detect and Quantify Dehalococcoides Mccartyi Genes in Groundwater Samples Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 11:00am Room C103 Engineering Research Complex
Amy Lorraine Lenz Mechanical Engineering A Synergistic Approach to Transtibial Socket Interface Mechanics: Experiments and Modeling Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 2:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Xiyuan Liu Mechanical Engineering Textile-Based Electrochemical Sensors and Batteries for Wearable Biosensing Monday, July 31, 2017 - 2:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Tongyu Wang Electrical and Computer Engineering Integration of Carbon Nanotube and Vanadium Dioxide Thin Films in Photo-Thermal Actuators Monday, July 31, 2017 - 9:30am 2108 Engineering Building
Faezeh Hajiaghajani Memar Electrical and Computer Engineering Economic Gain-Aware Routing Protocols for Device-to-Device Content Dissemination Friday, July 28, 2017 - 2:00pm 2108 Engineering Building
Tias Maiti Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Physics Based-crystal Plasticity Modeling of Single Crystal Niobium Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 9:00am 3105 Engineering Building
Tao Zeng Mechanical Engineering Modelling and Control of a Turbocharged Diesel Engine Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Ata Babazadeh-Naseri Civil and Environmental Engineering Nonlinear Inelastic Response of Slender Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 8:15am 3540 Engineering Building
Saisi Xue Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Improving Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Yield by Characterizing Recalcitrant Plant Cell-Wall Carbohydrates and Identifying Key Inhibitor Compounds in Ethanol Fermentation Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 1:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Wei Li Electrical and Computer Engineering FERROELECTRET NANOGENERATOR (FENG) Friday, July 7, 2017 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Masumeh Gholamisheeri Mechanical Engineering Experiments and Modeling of a Controlled Turbulent Jet Ignition System for Internal Combustion Engine Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 10:00am E167 Engineering Research Complex
Yahya Ali Rothan Mechanical Engineering Cooling the Steam Power Plant Condenser Using a Vapor Compression Refrigeration System Friday, June 2, 2017 - 12:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Pengcheng Jiao Civil and Environmental Engineering A Novel Postbuckling-Based Mechanical Energy Transducer and its Applications for Structural Health Monitoring Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 1:30pm 3540 Engineering Building
Jianpeng Xu Computer Science and Engineering Multi-task Learning and Its Application to Geospatio-temporal Data Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 2:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Jared Williams Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Synthesis, Processing, and Thermoelectric Properties of Germanium-Antimony-Tellerium Based Alloys and Compounds Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Shuai Yuan Computer Science and Engineering Novel Learning Algorithms for Mining Geospatial Data Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 1:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Meznah Almutairy Computer Science and Engineering Studying the Effects of Sampling on the Efficiency and Accuracy of K-mer Indexes Friday, May 12, 2017 - 12:00pm 3105 Engineering Building